Public Notice – February 16, 2021
Out of an abundance of caution and in response, to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus variant B117 in the St. John’s Metropolitan Area, Labrador Grenfell Health is enhancing access to testing across the Regional Health Authority.
Individuals who have returned from the St. John’s Metropolitan area in the last two weeks who do not have any symptoms and have not been identified as close contacts are encouraged to get a COVID-19 test.
Testing will be available throughout the Labrador-Grenfell Health region on February 17 and 18. No appointment is necessary for those seeking testing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador West and St. Anthony.
· Happy Valley-Goose Bay and surrounding area*
· St. Anthony and surrounding area*
*Individuals with access to a printer are encouraged complete and print the intake form below and bring it with them to the swab site.
· Labrador City and Wabush*
· All other communities and sites:
After February 18, all individuals regardless of travel should follow the most up to date Public Health Orders which can be found at https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/ .
Individuals are reminded to bring their MCP card with them for testing.
Individuals who develop one OR more symptoms and who have been identified as close contacts OR meet the criteria for testing as a result of an advisory for Public Health should complete an online self-referral assessment at https://covidassessment.nlchi.nl.ca or call 8-1-1.
The severity of symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and are defined as:
Everyone has a responsibility to monitor for symptoms and prevent the spread of COVID. The public is reminded that we are currently in Alert Level 5 and the best defense against COVID-19 is through physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing a mask.
For updates pertaining to Labrador-Grenfell Health’s ongoing services and restrictions, please visit our Twitter page or www.lghealth.ca/covid-19.
For more information and regular updates on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.
Regional Director of Communications, Labrador-Grenfell Health